Why not?it isn't enough to tackle gun violence by focusing solely on the people doing the shooting
Don't we focus on the driver in order to stop DUI?
We don't try to change the design of cars.
And yet, so very few of them are used in crimes.About 260 million to 300 million firearms are owned by civilians in the United States; about one-third of American homes have one
Almost like there's not really a problem.
Lie.Unlike almost all other consumer products, there is no national product safety oversight of firearms
I'd like to see that study, & especially the raw data.What makes someone more likely to shoot, or someone more likely to be a victim.
One recent study found firearm owners were more likely than those with no firearms at home to binge drink or to drink and drive, and other research has tied alcohol and gun violence
The first part I agree with.Which firearms are most dangerous and why. Manufacturers could be pressured to fix design defects that let guns go off accidentally, and to add technology that allows only the owner of the gun to fire it...
Bans on assault weapons and multiple magazines that allow rapid and repeat firing are other possible steps.
The last is nonsensical. The AWB didn't reduce the rate of violent crime, & automatics are so rarely used in crimes as to say that they never are. How could they prevent someone from carrying a backup magazine? (And why would they want to do that? If one jams, how do you defend against an attack, or multiple attackers?)
Conditions that contribute to shootings? Being unarmed. Being in a criminal empowerment zone."Environmental" risk factors: What conditions allow or contribute to shootings.
Gun shops must do background checks and refuse to sell firearms to people convicted of felonies or domestic violence misdemeanors, but those convicted of other violent misdemeanors can buy whatever they want.
The rules also don't apply to private sales, which one study estimates as 40 percent of the market.
And to say that the rules don't apply to private sales is wrong. They can be ignored, but they still apply.
Oh good gravy! Comparing exercising a protected civil right to a disease?!Gun ownership - a precursor to gun violence - can spread "much like an infectious disease circulates"
Well, duh!"There's sort of a contagion phenomenon" after a shooting, where people feel they need to have a gun for protection or retaliation
People are reminded that they're vulnerable, & they don't like being vulnerable, so they do something about it.